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Arizona cheerleader ejected amidst win over Sun Devils

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By Ken Cross The Arizona-Arizona State basketball series is one of the few where visiting cheerleaders travel and Thursday night, a bizarre scenario unfolded with ASU’s Remy Martin shooting free throws in front of the Wildcats’ cheerleaders. Official Randy McCall took exception to how a Wildcats cheerleader was yelling at Martin through a megaphone as Martin stepped to the line …

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Houston deals No. 5 Bearcats first AAC loss

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By Ken Cross Corey Davis, Jr., and Devin Davis scored 16 points apiece as the Houston Cougars took a giant step towards their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010 with a 67-62 win over No. 5 Cincinnati on Thursday night. Davis, Jr., hit a triple with 9:35 remaining to give Houston a 49-44 lead before the Bearcats netted six free …

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Shockers rally from 14 down to beat Temple

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By Ken Cross Wichita State, a team that prides itself on defense and making offense out of it’s defense, had reached a crossroads at halftime in Thursday night’s 93-86 win over Temple.  The Owls made 19-of-30 shots and went in at halftime with a 56-42 lead. Shaq Morris scored nine of the Shockers first 11 points out of halftime.  Wichita …

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Nebraska Basketball: Palmer ignites 20th win

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By Ken Cross The Nebraska Cornhuskers continued their rise in the Big Ten and nationally on Tuesday night as they defeated Maryland, 70-66, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln behind an exhilarating 24-point second half from Miami transfer James Palmer, who made 10-of-19 shots to tallying 26 points in 35 minutes. “Definitely if I’m playing in big games like this, …

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Red Raiders pass Sooners; stay on top in Big 12

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By Ken Cross Keenan Evans scored 26 points and the Texas Tech Red Raiders played a smothering defense around Sooners star Trae Young in an 88-78 win on Tuesday night. Young struggled with his shot and off the dribble as he went 0-of-9 from three and turned the basketball over six times to counter his six assists.  He made only …

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UNCG Basketball: Spartans impressive in ending Bucs’ streak

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By Ken Cross As Greensboro ended East Tennessee State’s 16-game winning streak with a 74-56 victory in the Greensboro Coliseum on Monday evening, Buccaneers coach Steve Forbes felt like a performance like this might have been on the horizon. It’s the ebb and flow of basketball.  The Bucs had ridden the sea while navigating all the combers for longer than …

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Mizzou’s Robertson caps big week with SEC honors

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By Ken Cross Missouri’s Kassius Robertson set the pace for the Tigers in helping them to sweep the Mississippi schools last week and push Mizzou back into the upper echelon of the SEC.  He averaged 24.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists as Missouri took a thrilling 89-85 overtime win against Mississippi State on Saturday, two days after a 75-69 …

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Ponds’ torrid pace nets accolades for St. John’s

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By Ken Cross As the St. John’s Red Storm picked off a third win in a row over the weekend in an 86-78 win over Marquette, sophomore guard Shamorie Ponds once again came up huge game as his 44 points sparked the Red Storm to the win. Ponds averaged 35 points for the week as he netted 26 in last …

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Tigers take resounding 78-61 win at Georgia

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By Ken Cross Jared Harper scored 24 points and dished seven assists while Mustapha Heron had 19 and the Auburn Tigers rebounded from Wednesday night’s loss to Texas A&M with a 78-61 win at Georgia in Athens.  The quick athletic  Tigers defended Georgia well as they forced the issue on the perimeter and turned 13 Bulldogs’ turn overs into 25 …

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Auburn’s Brown a game day decision vs. Georgia

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By Ken Cross Auburn guard Bryce Brown suffered a strained shoulder and is day-to-day as the Tigers descend on Athens, Ga. for a rematch with the Bulldogs on Saturday.  Brown left the 81-80 loss to Texas A&M late in the first half as he injured his right shoulder on an attempted dunk over the Aggies’ D.J. Hogg. Brown didn’t practice …